Removing Bothersome & Severely Damaged Teeth

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Dr. Thorburn and our team at Trinity Pediatric Dentistry do everything within our power to preserve your child’s natural smile, because, in an ideal world, our teeth would last us a lifetime. However, that’s often not how it goes. In some cases, like those involving extensive dental damage and severe decay, we may need to extract a tooth to preserve the surrounding ones. Our team can perform safe tooth extractions in our Fort Worth pediatric dental office, and for wisdom teeth, we can refer you to a specialist who will take wonderful care of your little one, so call us today.

Why Choose Trinity Pediatric Dentistry for Children’s Tooth Extractions?

  • Same-Day & After-Hours Emergency Dentistry
  • Safe Children’s Dental Sedation Available
  • Ethical & Trustworthy Pediatric Dental Team

When Are Children's Tooth Extractions Necessary?

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If we can safely and effectively reverse any dental damage or salvage a tooth, we’ll always choose that over extracting it. We want your child to enjoy a full set of pearly whites, whether they’re going to fall out naturally in the future or they’re their permanent teeth. However, in cases where we feel a dental problem or tooth threatens the health of others, we may recommend an extraction. Here are some situations in which this may occur:

  • Gum disease has eroded the supportive hard and soft tissues surrounding a tooth, making it loose.
  • A tooth is severely decayed and cannot be repaired with a tooth-colored filling or crown.
  • An infected tooth cannot be treated with root canal therapy.
  • Your child is in severe pain because of a damaged tooth that isn’t repairable.